So, having strayed from the faith for some time and being brought back by, God’s grace I’ve noticed something. Our society, especially many believers are obsessed with eschatology. Movies, books and everyday events are focused on the “end times.” Now I know we await Christ’s second coming: expectantly so, and should be mindful of the times in which we live.
However, an unhealthy obsession with eschatology and end times prophecy isn’t healthy or helpful for the work of the believer, I believe. There is no need to fight over end times particulars. I know folks who over any news event will state with full assurance “rapture in 5, 4, 3, 2…”
As Mark 13:32-33, states “Now concerning that day or hour no one knows-neither the angels in heaven nor the Son-but only the Father. WATCH! BE ALERT! For you don’t know when the time is coming.”
We, nobody knows when the second coming will occur. Now I want to be with my Lord with all my heart! But to make assertions that we know exactly when He returns is un-biblical and makes us look foolish to the world at large.
We are charged as believers to be about our Father’s work until Christ returns: love, help our fellow man, and preach the Gospel…Those are things we all as believers can agree on. “Pre-trib, post-trib,” I don’t know…lets go about doing what our Lord wills, and by His strength we will.
2 Thessalonians 2:1-3 “Now concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered to Him: we ask you, brothers and sisters, not to be easily upset or troubled, either by a prophecy or by a letter supposedly from us, alleging that the day of the Lord has come. Don’t let anyone deceive you, in any way. For that day will not come unless the apostasy comes first and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the man doomed to destruction.”